There also continues to be strong job growth in the sector with an additional 30,000 positions projected to be created between 2016 and 2024 representing an almost 15% increase in employment.
If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Oklahoma it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools in Oklahoma.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools Oklahoma
|Rose State College||Midwest City||Approval||2019|
|University of Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||Approval||2022|
|Tulsa Community College||Tulsa||Approval||2021|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations
Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;
- Is the School fully accredited?
- What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Oklahoma or their chosen State?
- How long does the program last or take to complete?
- How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
- Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
- Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?
Top Dental Hygiene Programs Near You
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Dental Hygienist Salary in Oklahoma
|Compared to National Average||2% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$96,570|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$40,640|
According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) the average Dental Hygienist salary in Oklahoma is $71,260. This represents an hourly wage of $34.26. Dental Hygienists in Oklahoma earn 2% less than the national average. Those in Washington DC earn the most of all Dental Hygienists in the USA with an average salary of $98,530.
In 2015 there where 1,790 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Oklahoma;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Oklahoma City, OK||920||$32.52||$67,630.00|
|Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area||120||$33.50||$69,670.00|
|Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area||70||$37.54||$78,070.00|
|Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area||170||$35.03||$72,870.00|
Oklahoma Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Oklahoma law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Oklahoma. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (405) 522-4844
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Oklahoma;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||840||$65,630.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||3,460||$29,350.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||840||$31,480.00|
|Home Health Aides||8,060||$23,550.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||550||$58,750.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,100||$55,450.00|
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Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central United States.
Area: 69,897 sq mi
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